Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kitchen Update - Sept. 7, 2010

Here you can see the difference between grouted and un-grouted.

Grouting time! We finally got around to grouting the backsplash this weekend, which was much easier than I thought it would be...although it was MESSY. We chose white grout, as we figured a darker color would just draw attention to any...ummm...imperfections in our workmanship ;-)

backsplashandcounteredge backsplashandfaucet
Right:Edge of Counter and Tile Left: Sink and Grouted Tiles

It actually went pretty fast, but all the smaller, cramped areas were a big pain to get at, and by the end, my back was killing me. Nevertheless, we grouted and cleared off the excess and are really pleased with the results! It's amazing how different it looks with the grout in, it looks like it's been there forever, and I can barely remember how it looked before.

Finished, grouted tiles...whew!

We have to mist the grout for 3 days before we can seal it and caulk the edges...but we are in the home stretch...now on to the area above the stove!


  1. Looking good, Scott. I like the white grout too. Nice thing about a kitchen that's mostly white is that you can change color scheme any time just by swapping out linens, decorations, etc. Everything goes with it! :-D

  2. Looks fabulous! And the fact that you can say "I can barely remember how it looked before" tells all, especially so soon after the labor!

    On another note re: your comment on my blog today. Funny thing...my husband is a Nebraskan too! What part are you from?

  3. I bet it feels so good to be almost done. It looks so clean and fresh. You did a great job!

  4. Scott,
    The kitchen looks like a professional installation. Congratulations. I hope the garden is not suffering from neglect!

  5. Looks great. I like the wood counter top too, can't say I've actually seen that before.

  6. Kris: Thanks...and totally...with most everything white, we can just re-paint the walls whenever we feel like a change!

    Danger: Haha...I guess that speaks to the human ability to cope with adversity! I'm from a tiny little town called Wisner in NE Nebraska...about 2 hours north of Omaha...where does he hail from?

    Zoey: Thanks...it is indeed nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

    Michael: Merci! The garden didn't get TOO neglected...although I was looking out the window, antsy to get my hands in the dirt instead of grout and mortar :-)

    Andrew: Thanks...it's a butcher block countertop...it was way cheaper than most alternatives we looked at and I really like the warmth it brings to the kitchen...with most everything else being white :-)

  7. Scott...He hails from Crete, well at least I'm told that's the closest town to the farm.

  8. Wow it looks really great Scott! Good job! :)

  9. Your kitchen looks awesome! I like that thin line of tile. We had a company called Three Day Kitchen and Bath remodel our kitchen in March. We had to make decisions quickly. If I had it to do over again, there are some things I would change. I regret getting a stainless steel sink. It doesn't make sense to me to have a sink that has to be dried out every time you use it. I like your sink.

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